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13-01-2021, 00:31   #16
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13-01-2021, 00:42   #17
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I did like the post from one lad who said he was glad of boards...as it kept boards type people on boards
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13-01-2021, 00:43   #18
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I did like the post from one lad who said he was glad of boards...as it kept boards type people on boards
Vs those elsewhere because they banned from boards
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13-01-2021, 08:35   #19
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a down vote facility on here would be great though.....

As one lad is very accurate about :
"Any thread that has legs on boards seem to always to descend into three or four absolute loolahs going back and forth at each other page after page"

Spot on !
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13-01-2021, 08:56   #20
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any opinions that are shared by anything less than 51% of the userbase are downvoted and hidden
That's my major issue with Reddit(not just the Ireland sub). It actively encourages echo chambers. Oh you certainly get echo chamber threads, even forums here and on any old style forum layout, the significant difference being because of the chronological non down/upvote layout you can't avoid reading contrary opinions to your own*. This is a good thing.

That said it seems outside of a pretty brief time in internetland where contrary discussion was popular nowadays it's clear people increasingly gravitate towards echo chambers of views they already believe in, where any dissent is downvoted, blocked, or never invited to join in the first place. Though you could argue that's the more natural state of man anyway. Beyond adolescence where people try on different hats to see what suits them, people tend to gravitate towards people who are similar, birds of a feather and all that. By adulthood most people's views are pretty set, by middle age those views are set in stone, rooted to deep foundations in concrete and that's comfortable for them and can be extremely uncomfortable for them to grapple with anything that questions those views.

Time is another factor. On Reddit a thread can vanish very quickly into the ether, so you can get a lot of repetition, whereas you can have threads here going back many years that are added to daily. In more technical subs for enthusiasts and the like both the "accepted view" and quickly fading threads can mean an awful lot of bad information rises to the top and becomes the Truth.





*Unless you go on a ignore poster spree, in which case your opinions are delicate anyway.
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I did like the post from one lad who said he was glad of boards...as it kept boards type people on boards
Did you write that post?
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13-01-2021, 09:52   #22
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While I get the down/upvoting thing I don't get it at the same time.
Here is like people meeting up for a coffee, yea it can get out of hand but there is some sort of reasoned flow, even if a thread descends into a back and forth between a couple of people. Which if good debating can be enjoyable in it's own right.
Reddit on the other hand is like me and the lads at three in the morning repeating the same waffle to each other we came to a conclusion on an hour previously.
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Reddit and boards both have there uses. It's grand.
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Nope, you want the applause here or on reddit
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Both have their pluses and minuses but one thing Boards has over r/Ireland is that I'm not constantly bombarded with pictures of the Cliffs of ****ing Moher.
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Boards.ie is parochial and over-moderated say members of forum that the mods close down from midnight - 8am
"...forum that the mods close down from midnight - 8am" is this some sort of in-joke?
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To be fair to it, reddit is far better for porn.

There's even an r/IrelandGoneWild for all those idiots who think a few quick bucks made on OnlyFans won't ruin their career prospects in a country as small as this...
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"...forum that the mods close down from midnight - 8am" is this some sort of in-joke?
???

https://www.reddit.com/r/ireland/com...tent=post_body
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The one thing that gets me abou Reddit is why people volunteer to moderate it. Boards, sure given that it's a message board few enough people, even in Ireland would use IME but Reddit is one of the most visited and profitable sites in the world. Niche subs, sure but why someone would moderate a big one like like r/politics for free is unfathomable IMO.
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Both have their pluses and minuses but one thing Boards has over r/Ireland is that I'm not constantly bombarded with pictures of the Cliffs of ****ing Moher.
I barely look at Reddit Ireland anymore because of this
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